I have a Chrome icon on my taskbar. If I left-click it, it glows as if to open, but then the glowing goes away and nothing happens. If I right-click it, then I can successfully open Chrome by clicking 'New window' or 'New incognito window' under 'Tasks'. [I'll add that the exact same problem occurs with Chrome's desktop icon, and with the Start menu's entry for Chrome. Neither will open unless you right-click and choose 'Open new window' or 'Run as administrator'.]
I suspected it had something to do with a more general problem, where Windows 8 refuses to treat you like an Administrator. I've tried a lot of fixes over the months, and I think most manifestations of the problem have been dealt with. But Chrome still won't open normally.
Upon observing Task Manager, I've found that delegate_execute.exe runs for about one second and then goes away.
In addition to creating a new Chrome profile, and reinstalling Chrome, here are some attempted fixes that have not worked:
Right-click the Chrome icon in the Taskbar Right-click on 'Google Chrome' in the menu Left-click 'Properties' Left-click 'Advanced' under 'General' tab Check 'Run as administrator', OK, OK
Right-click the Chrome icon in the Taskbar Right-click on 'Google Chrome' in the menu Left-click 'Properties' Left-click 'Compatibility' tab Check 'Run as administrator' under 'Privilege level', OK
Right-click the Chrome icon in the Taskbar Left-click 'Unpin this program from taskbar' Start Chrome Right-click the icon again Left-click 'Pin this program to taskbar'
Run cmd cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\(version number)\Installer setup.exe --rename-chrome-exe
Any help would be appreciated.
Windows 8, Version 6.2 (Build 9200)